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A Great Website For An Aspiring Photographer: CreativeLIVE

Updated on December 20, 2012

Knowledge IS Power

I have always had a passion for photography. Those of you that follow me know this. So in a quest to learn more about my craft I am forever looking for new ways of learning. To me, I want to know everything there is to know on anything I do in my life. And since this a field I want to go into for my next career I want to learn all there is to know. As they say knowledge is power and you can never have enough of either. So in looking for online college courses and any information I could find I stumbled upon this wonderful website called CreativeLIVE.

CreativeLIVE was launched by Chase Jarvis and Craig Swanson in early 2010. They wanted to bring a live, online classroom to creative entrepreneurs and build a social learning platform. It is a Seattle based company that has quietly attracted one million students from over 200 countries. Chase Jarvis is a photographer by trade so when CreativeLIVEfirst started its focus was mainly on Photography.

There are many formats that are similar to CreativeLive such as Khan, 2tor, ShowMe, Udemy, Udacity, Coursera, EdX, StraighterLine, TED, Knowmia, Educreations and many more. is one that is probably closest to CreativeLIVE though you have to pay a monthly fee to unlock their broadcast. CreativeLIVE in my estimation sets itself apart by offering their broadcast free. You also have the option to purchase their workshops if you choose too. You can register for FREE, and once registered you have the ability to ask questions and interact with others that are connected making it a real classroom feel. They offer high-quality workshops in photography, business, video, web and graphic design, and more.

CreativeLIVE’s instructors now include names like Tim Ferriss and Ramit Sethi, photography instruction from Pulitzer Prize winner Vincent Laforet and filmmaking classes by Gale Tattersall, the Director of Photography for House, Sue Bryce, Sal Cincotta and many more. But it’s really not about the celebrity teachers than it is about the high curated experience with quality content provided by those who are best at teaching their particular subject.

So, if you hadn’t heard about CreativeLIVE before you should check it out. I think you will be pleasantly surprised at what you find. And if you are thinking it is only for photographers that is not the truth. And person who is in business can learn from their broadcast especially if you are a small business owner.

Viewer beware…CreativeLIVE is addictive!!


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    • RhondaHumphreys1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhonda Humphreys 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Thanks Tammy. I think you'll like it!

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      5 years ago from North Carolina

      It sounds like an interesting site. I will check it out!

    • RhondaHumphreys1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhonda Humphreys 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Thank you so much Carol. You are right Photography is challenging,I don't think alot of people realize that. thank you for stopping by!

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      Photography is a challenging hobby if you want to turn out some beautiful photos. Thanks for this information and I am sure useful for the photographers out there.

    • RhondaHumphreys1 profile imageAUTHOR

      Rhonda Humphreys 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      Hi always exploring and thank you for stopping by. I can tell you that I have learned a ton on this site. Right now they have a 24 hour re broadcast of all of their most popular workshops. I could literalyy watch it all day. You'll have to let me know if/when you check it ou and what you think. Again thank you for stopping by!!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I have much to learn about photography. This sounds like something i would love to try. Thank you..


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